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An Ode to Autumn as a Mother

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Maybe I'm basic, but I prefer to think I'm right; autumn is the best season. I've been a fall fanatic since I was a child. The excitement of new beginnings at school, playing in the leaves, building scarecrows, Halloween, fall...
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The Kindness of Strangers

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The other day I was strolling my cart through the grocery store, minding my business, just trying to get through the mundanity of my weekly shopping trip. To my surprise, as I was about to grab a bag of...
Women usually get the “all clear” for sexual activity at the 6-week postpartum visit. They are told that the area is healed, and they can return to pre-pregnancy levels of activity. Working with new moms every day in my...
I love the fall, especially apple picking. However, there are only so many Macs a girl can eat before the thought of one more apple makes your eyes cross. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away,...
Fall is my absolute favorite time to visit local farmers' markets. When I first moved to Westchester, I was so excited to try them all out. The first one I ever went to was in Pleasantville by the train...
For many years my husband and I had talked about going on a cross-country trip. Yet, it seemed that "talk" was all it would be. I seriously raised the topic again this past spring.  Our son will be a...
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I’m Not Ready For School

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I will say, “I’m not ready for school to start.” I never was and I never will be. To me, the first day of school is the saddest day of the year. I like having my girls around. I’m not...
Nothing says fall like spending a day at the apple orchard or pumpkin patch. It's a Westchester County fall family tradition to go apple picking and pumpkin picking. Luckily, Westchester and the Hudson Valley area have lots of fantastic farms and places...
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Suicide Prevention Resources

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please get the help that you need!  For information about warning signs and resources available in New York:  Suicide Prevention Center of New...
My kids are curious. They have questions about everything. Often, I can answer their questions, rely on Google, or just fake it. But every now and then, they genuinely stump me. We've talked about death, and they have even encountered...

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Spotlight on Westchester: Peekskill

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We all love our cozy little corners of Westchester. There are so many things to do and see, places to eat, and parks to...